01/06/2013

Glimpses of Summer

Jean Luc Chereau 1st ever 28th May 2013Since my last update we landed another nine fish, to bring our total for the month of May to 93. This is actually the third best May, since 1986.

We actually had two more fish last Tuesday, both off Doolough. Jean Luc Chereau had his first ever, weighing in at 9lbs5ozs taken at Paddy’s Point. Jack Meredith had his second of the day, weighing in at approx. 10lbs from Fisherman’s Rock.

Paul Wymes was on the catch sheet again on the 29th with two fish, one of 6lbs14ozs from Finlough on an Arabelle shrimp and the second from the Rock pool of 8lbs4ozs on a Sunrae Shadow.

We had three fish on the 30th, with Michael O’Sullivan landing his first ever salmon, weighing in at 3lbs12ozs taken on a Delphi Collie from Finlough. Jean Luc Chereau had another off Doo weighing in at 7lbs7ozs. Finally Eric Zijdendos also had his first ever from the Gorge weighing in at 4lbs9ozs on a Delphi Collie.

John Wall 31st May 2013Finally yesterday we had two off Finlough, with Bertrand Fenart landing one of 7lbs14ozs on a Delphi Collie and John Wall landing one of 8lbs11ozs on a Red Francis.

That brought the total for the week to date to 22, with grand total for the month of May at 93.

Hopefully with a glimpse of summer on the horizon, the increased temperatures will make the fish on Fin start to show and move to the fly in greater numbers.

D.McEvoy